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I saw 1933 and  1948 references to Gleadless Crescent. Does anyone know where it was?

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Gleadless Crescent stood about half way down Gleadless  Common on the right hand side ,

It had around 60 semi detached houses standing on a complete half circle crescent .

The houses had masive gardens that on the inner section met in the middle with  perfect geomatary .

The outer section where I lived all backed onto fields that some times had crops and other times animals grazing .

The Crescent was a utopia of social housing with long standing neighbours who's men folk where often miners , building workers or farm hands .

 

One day the Council sent out letters that the houses had to be pulled down as they were built with black morter , this was a excuse as thousands ofSheffields private housing are built of the same stuff and today are worth many thousands of pounds

 

So the little estate was pulled down and the long standing tennants moved all over the City , the community was lost..

 

The Council then sold the land to private developers who built twice as many houses on the same land , I believe it is now called Gleadless View .

So the little enclave in the middle of what is a nice private area was detroyed by the so called socialist council so as to make a profit and ruin a long standing succesfull enclave

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Is it possible that some brown envelopes were involved in this travesty?

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3 hours ago, cuttsie said:

Gleadless Crescent stood about half way down Gleadless  Common on the right hand side ,

It had around 60 semi detached houses standing on a complete half circle crescent .

The houses had masive gardens that on the inner section met in the middle with  perfect geomatary .

The outer section where I lived all backed onto fields that some times had crops and other times animals grazing .

The Crescent was a utopia of social housing with long standing neighbours who's men folk where often miners , building workers or farm hands .

 

One day the Council sent out letters that the houses had to be pulled down as they were built with black morter , this was a excuse as thousands ofSheffields private housing are built of the same stuff and today are worth many thousands of pounds

 

So the little estate was pulled down and the long standing tennants moved all over the City , the community was lost..

 

The Council then sold the land to private developers who built twice as many houses on the same land , I believe it is now called Gleadless View .

So the little enclave in the middle of what is a nice private area was detroyed by the so called socialist council so as to make a profit and ruin a long standing succesfull enclave

I understand buildings built using black mortar are unmortgageable. Much the same where I live where the issue is building constructed using mundic block Mundic is Cornish for mine waste.

 

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46 minutes ago, sedith said:

I understand buildings built using black mortar are unmortgageable. Much the same where I live where the issue is building constructed using mundic block Mundic is Cornish for mine waste.

 

Not true we renewed hundreds of wall ties in black mortor built private houses , that was the problem the black mortor attacked the original wire ties . we replaced them by fitting stainless ties in their place .

I t was a time consuming proceedier but not difficult to carry out .

The building inspectors and serveyors then signed the houses off for a mortgage .

 

I some cases the outer skin had bellied out in that case we took it down and rebuilt it useing the stainless wall ties .

 

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On 29/01/2022 at 11:11, Robin Brook said:

I saw 1933 and  1948 references to Gleadless Crescent. Does anyone know where it was?

Bottom right.
 

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A perfect half circle surrounded in fields .

That mus be a late plan as the Punch Bowl pub is on it , Stooooooneses .

Our house was the 5th up on the top left of the Crescent .

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I can name most families on the Crescent plus many on the Common in the posh houses.

The Crescent is now a private estate that blends in with the over all private housing perhaps we were thought to be non gratious in the area ,  .

All the old residents scattered to the four corners of the wind /.

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2 hours ago, cuttsie said:

A perfect half circle surrounded in fields .

That mus be a late plan as the Punch Bowl pub is on it , Stooooooneses .

Our house was the 5th up on the top left of the Crescent .

Published in 1951.

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44 minutes ago, Jim Hardie said:

Published in 1951.

cheers

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One house at the bottom end, actually on G Common, had bought from the Council through rtb.

They had done a lot of work on the property and felt that the compulsory purchase offered would not be enough to buy a comparable home.

I don't know all the ins and outs, but they held on long after the rest were being demolished. I think that they got what they wanted in the end.

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2 hours ago, cgksheff said:

One house at the bottom end, actually on G Common, had bought from the Council through rtb.

They had done a lot of work on the property and felt that the compulsory purchase offered would not be enough to buy a comparable home.

I don't know all the ins and outs, but they held on long after the rest were being demolished. I think that they got what they wanted in the end.

I remember that the house was actually on the  Common the owners fought the Council and eventually won .The situation that arose was interfeering with the Councils plans to murder the Crescent and sell out to private speculators .

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